When you’re looking for a pickup truck to use around the Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte areas, you need one that’s capable of getting the job done. Plenty of trucks can haul more and tow more than most other kinds of vehicles, but you shouldn’t have to settle for what’s adequate. Instead, demand what’s best.
The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity does a lot to separate this powerful pickup truck from the competition. Learn more about the capabilities of this incredible truck and discover if it has what it takes to serve you on your next job, whether it’s at the work site or for your next family camping trip.
Silverado Towing Capacity
Let’s start off looking at the numbers. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a few engine options available. The 5.3L V8 isn’t the strongest, but it still features an 11,100-pound towing capacity with its 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. If you want to get the biggest towing capacity you can, however, you need to opt for the 6.2L V8. This monster of an engine can offer 420 horsepower and an incredible 460 lb-ft of torque.
With all that power and the proper equipment, the towing capacity in the Silverado 1500 maxes out at an impressive 12,500-pounds. No other truck in its class can match that, earning the Silverado 1500 best in class V8 towing capability. This is in addition to the already substantial 2,250-pound payload capacity.
Sheer power and capability isn’t enough for the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500. Numerous technological features work together to make towing easier than ever before. Take advantage of the tow/haul mode which can adjust transmission shifts on the fly to keep your truck and payload under control, especially when on hills. The hill start assist system also gives you that extra bit of time to switch from the brake to the accelerator if you’re starting on a hill.
The StabiliTrak® with trailer sway control system prevents your trailer from swinging out of control. It can autonomously detect if sway is occurring and apply brakes to your truck and your trailer appropriately to bring everything back in line. The brakes are actually quite advanced all around, complete with an integrated trailer brake controller, so you can monitor your trailer’s brakes.
Don’t think that towing will take away from your comfort behind the wheel. The high-strength steel frame works hard to protect your driving experience and the truck’s integrity. There are nine cross members in the frame to provide lateral support in addition to hydraulic body mounts that keep you driving smoothly even when you and your trailer have to conquer some rough terrain.
Experience the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
If you really want to see all that this impressive pickup is capable of, you need to experience it for yourself. See if the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity and other features are good enough for your standards at The Lake Dealerships. We invite all our local Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte drivers to try out the Silverado 1500. Our friendly team stands ready to show you the ins and outs of this impressive truck and help you determine if it’s right for you. Contact us online today!